Yandeyarra Community

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Western Australia
Yandeyarra is located in Western Australia
Coordinates21.282°0′S 118.401°0′E / 21.282°S 118.401°E / -21.282; 118.401Coordinates: 21.282°0′S 118.401°0′E / 21.282°S 118.401°E / -21.282; 118.401
Location100 km (62 mi) south of Port Hedland
LGA(s)Town of Port Hedland
State electorate(s)Pilbara
Federal Division(s)Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
33.2 °C
92 °F
19.4 °C
67 °F
309.1 mm
12.2 in

Yandeyarra (also referred to as Mugarinya) is a large Aboriginal community, located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, within the Town of Port Hedland.


Yandeyarra was established in 1964 and has a population of approximately 400 people. The community is located within the Yandeyarra pastoral station. The original buildings on the site formed an outstation of the original pastoral station.

Native title[edit]

The community is located within the Registered Kariyarra People (WAD6169/1998) Native Title claim area.


Children of school age at Yandeyarra attend the Yandeyarra Remote Community School. The school caters for years K - 12 with approximately 40 students enrolled.

Town planning[edit]

Yandeyarra Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.1 was endorsed by the community on 6 July 2001 and the WAPC on 1 August 2001. The Layout Plan map-set and background report can be viewed at Planning Western Australia official site.

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